This link is the best video, by far, I have seen for homeowner self inspection. Just in case you are one of those that want to share in the joy in septic work. If you have 25 minutes, please watch this video. If you don’t wish to participate in your self inspection, at least you will see what we are looking at when inspecting your system.
Now this is filmed for those needing explanations at nearly every step. But this includes Gravity, Pressure Distrubution, Sand Filters, and Sand Mounds. This video does not include Aerobic units or Proprietary Septic devices.
One thing to note, it did miss a necessary and mandatory test which is called a “Draw Down” test of all pump chambers. This tells us two things, 1. how the pump is performing, and 2. how the next component is accepting the effluent.
Slow draw downs are not good. It can mean the pump is not performing at a rate good enough to scour the lines, and keep the pipes clean, and/or the next component could be plugged and need cleaned.
There is a lot of good stuff here.
Thanks for reading,